About Drape Skirt 9 Chandelier
Glass shaped by hand
The glass spheres of the Drape Skirt 9 Chandelier are formed by hand, allowing them to be slightly less than perfectly round. Each glass sphere also features a signature SkLO detail, a rippling fire polished mouth which is created by a second dip into the molten glass, and then the piece is broken from the glassblower’s pipe and fire-polished, making each one different.
“The Drape Skirt 9 Chandelier is about bringing to life an idea I had to tell a story about lighting that was graceful and almost feminine, and I wanted to do this within the existing language of the Drape collection,” says SkLO Design Partner, Karen Gilbert.
“The Drape Skirt 9 Chandelier is an example of making a complex series of design relationships within one fixture look and feel effortless.”
The fixture has an inherent verticality that works in both long and short lengths, and lends itself to stairwells, double-height spaces, and fits the complex needs of hospitality interiors, also.
The possibilities of simplicity
The Drape collection is an investigation into the potential behind the idea of a simple cord-suspended pendant that displays the quality and variation of SkLO handblown glass. It begins, necessarily, with the basic Drape Pendant itself, but from there minimal additions are made, opportunities that add structure, shape and volume, to allow for the many varied designs and collections-within-collections, which make up the Drape collection such as the Drape Circle, Drape Hook, Drape Skirt and many more.